Tag: men’s grooming

American Crew hair products: the only way to do your hair

American Crew hair puks

Are you tired of using the same old hair styling products that don’t cater to your hair’s unique needs? Look no further than American Crew. This iconic brand recently relaunched its famous puck-shaped product range, perfect for achieving great style and hold. Get 7% off American Crew with this link. With over 25 years of experience in men’s grooming, American Crew is one of the world’s most recognised styling brands. Its hair pucks are designed with all hair types, textures, and diversities in mind, meaning there’s a product for everyone. Each high-performing styling puck is suitable for specific hair textures, cuts, densities, and lengths to achieve different results. The updated hair pucks are part of American Crew’s new global campaign, Join the Crew. The range encourages every man to find their go-to styling puck, allowing them to look and feel their best. From WFH-casual to night out on the town, these must-have products will give you hair that makes others say, “what the puck!” David Raccuglia, Founder of American Crew, said, “To be the best styling brand for all, we feel we have the best arsenal of products.” And he’s right. Since launching in 1994 with just six core products, American Crew has evolved into a multi-faceted portfolio, with styling pucks leading the charge. So why not switch up your hair styling routine and try American Crew’s updated hair pucks? Your hair will thank you for it. Plus, not only will you look good, but you’ll also be supporting a brand that values catering to… Read More

Basic grooming for the ungroomed

Barber shaving

If you’ve never groomed before but you think it’s time to start taking a little extra care of yourself and how you look, take a look at these basic grooming tips which will see you looking effortlessly your best every day. Get to know your barbers Make sure when you visit your barbers that you book your next appointment while you’re there for roughly four weeks, and stick to it. Don’t wait for your hair to get messy and out of hand before doing something about it. Be proactive, not reactive!   Try different hair products The selection of hair products for men has increased a lot since the Brylcreem days, so make sure you’re clued up on what each product is for. Thicker hair and messy styles can handle waxes and pomades, but if your hair’s thinner, then lighter products and sprays will give your hair some staying power. It’s all in the scent Aftershave should be a subtle part of your overall presence, don’t bother with owning 8-10 average quality bottles you pick from each morning at random, find one or two classic scents you like and invest in them. Your smile People notice your shoes and your smile. When it comes to your smile, it’s all about the teeth. Whether you need a trip to a Broadway Dentist or just a decent investment in an electric toothbrush to make sure your teeth and smile are on point. Also, make sure you use mouthwash after you brush first thing in the morning. Scrub your face Using a facial scrub in the… Read More

gentSac men’s grooming is open at The Galeries

gentSac shop

Sure, after a few years of owning the kiosk game at The Galeries, she never saw herself running her own men’s grooming business right in the heart of Sydney, but here she is. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Founder and master of the gentSac, Shira O’Sullivan-Linker turned her years working in retail, merchandising, buying and just generally giving a damn about what the dude she introduced to everyone as “her boyfriend” looked like, into a small business operation that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. She used to be a one-woman-band who occupied one of the central spots in The Galeries thoroughfare, grabbing men of all walks who were keen on a spruce-up or who looked like they might benefit from one. By stocking products she believed in – not only for their ingredients, but the story behind them – Shira found something there. “No longer was it embarrassing or ‘not manly’ to care about how you look or spend the time on yourself as a man,” she said. Dudes were into it and so was she. For obvious reason. There’s something satisfying about being a man and being able to walk into a shop that’s nothing like a Mecca Maxima, for example, and shop products for men – often by men, too – in a disarming, casual and relatable space. That’s what gentSac prides itself on. With products for face, hair, beard, and body, as well as the odd knick-knack for everything in-between, Shira and gentSac have managed to command the attention… Read More

How to stay Handsome according to model and fitness fanatic Tim Robards

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There isn’t one text book definition of what makes someone or something ‘handsome’. But if you crank-up the thirst-o-meter, you’ll find that chiropractor-cum-fitness personality and now, grooming ambassador, Tim Robards jostling around the ‘100’ mark. Men’s grooming label Handsome is all about producing some fine products that aid men on their quest to their best-looking selves, so we picked his brain about how it does it, so you can better your own efforts, too. Tim Robards’ top tips to looking Handsome… Treat your skin to the products it needs first thing in the morning It’s important to treat your face with the respect it deserves and to do this as soon as you wake up in the morning. Using skincare products with organic and natural ingredients, such as those in the Handsome Face Pack, (which features both a facial moisturiser and facial wash in one) will clean and protect you face, keeping it smooth and supple, without any harsh chemicals. Apply your signature smell I can still remember the aftershave and perfume scents of those people I’ve met in my life that have left lasting impressions. The reptilian part of our brain pick up on this and is either drawn in or repelled. Your scent can have a lasting impression so make sure you do it well! It’s important to keep in mind that aftershave isn’t supposed to be loud or obvious. I like to use woody, spicy or herby scents. The #1 Fragrance from Handsome has a nice balance to it that great to wear as… Read More

Melbourne Cup grooming guide with Bryan Tiska

Brian Tiska grooming beard smile

It’s perfectly acceptable to want to look dapper on race day, so for those heading to the Melbourne Cup this year, I’ve compiled a list of common mistakes to avoid, and provided my top tips to look sharp and sophisticated this Spring Racing Season. Preparation is key While most men skip any sort of preparation, rinsing your face with a pre-shave soap and warm water is an essential step to ensure you get the best shave. The rinse removes excess oil and dead skin cells while opening up pores and softening hairs allowing for a close, smooth shave. I recommend shaving two nights before an event, so your shave is fresh and clean, and there is no chance of irritation on the day. Stick to what you know It’s important to use a shaver that you know works for your skin. And choose a style that suits you – race day is not the time to experiment with your faical hair. I recommend electric shavers for the budding barber at home and have found the Philips Beardtrimmer Series 9000 works best for most people. It is the only beard trimmer with a laser guide so results are precise and symmetrical. It also has an LED display which shows the length setting so you’re always in control of your style. Take time for your neck When you are shaving areas like your neck, take a little bit more time. Tilt your head back and pull the lower part of your neck down to stretch the skin so the… Read More

5 ways to make your skin not awful this winter

Man winter coat

If you listen to all the beauty bloggers and skin professionals out there, there’s one thing they’re all unanimous on – winter is hard on your skin. The cool dehydrates, the sun then frazzles and the iciness zaps of life. But the good news is, the silver lining comes in the form of some clever practise and good products, many from the likes of the Body Shop. In five steps you can take your skin from looking super not chill, to super chill. And here’s how… First base, the face: Hot showers during the cooler climate are certainly soothing for soul, but not necessarily for your skin. Steam and heat from the shower can strip the natural oils from the skin, leaving it dehydrated and open to inflammation and irritations No matter how much you don’t want to do it and feel that you don’t need to do it- we have skin and it needs to be hydrated, especially during the winter months The best and easiest time to moisturise?  A few minutes after your shower, to trap the residual moisture.  Make your moisturiser work more effectively for you, so pat dry….and apply We recommend Hemp Face Protector (RRP $20, 50ml) It’s all in the eyes: Another area that is more than often forgotten but needs more attention as the temperature drops is your eyes The cold and dry winds of Winter can also wither the delicate skin around the eyes. It’s important to keep this area hydrated to avoid chapping and to help keep your peepers looking fresh and healthy Try our Drops… Read More

Why Bulldog Skincare is good for your face and the planet

Bulldog Skincare Simon Duffy 1

When it comes to skincare targeted specifically at men, there are many, yes, but are they good enough? Putting them to the test over many years, you can unequivocally agree that ‘no’, most aren’t, but when you find one that’s worth barking about, you want to make it known. Bulldog Skincare is just that. Men’s best friend ? #bulldog #bulldogskincare @bulldogskincare A post shared by T H E F (@the_f_au) on Jun 16, 2018 at 8:52pm PDT Sure, it might be sold in a supermarket, but it’s accessible, easy, affordable and does the job without any of the bell ‘n’ whistles of the same products that cost hundreds. Founded by a guy with a dream, Simon Duffy, the Bulldog Skincare name was born and has gone from strength-to-strength, expanding its offering and improving its range to cater for people from all walks. “The idea for Bulldog Skincare For Men was born whilst I was shopping for skincare products for my wife. I was buying some of her favourite products when I noticed that there were no straightforward skincare options for men which contained natural ingredients. After thorough research and development, Bulldog Skincare For Men launched in the UK in 2007,” said Simon. It’s been a long road since then, but one that he’s adamant will always allow the products to stand out from the rest for a few reason: Bulldog’s products have been purpose built for men and aren’t just a men’s version of what was initially a woman’s product. Their formulations are highly effective… Read More